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Total Tree Care Joins The Care of Trees, a Davey Co.

Posted: April 18, 2016

Kent, Ohio — The Care of Trees, a Davey company, has announced the acquisition of certain assets of Total Tree Care Inc., a tree care company serving residential clients in Connecticut. The Care of Trees is a subsidiary of The Davey Tree Expert Company.

For 60 years, the arborists of Total Tree Care have provided specialized tree and plant health care services to clients in central Connecticut and along the shoreline. Tom and Harianne Williams founded Total Tree Care in 1957. The couple passed ownership on to their son, Luke Williams.

“Like Total Tree Care, The Care of Trees is a client-focused company,” Luke Williams said. “We are excited to become a part of The Care of Trees because, like us, they focus on improving a tree’s overall health.”

Ken Clear, regional vice president for Davey and The Care of Trees, said the clients of Total Tree Care will benefit by gaining access to the Davey Institute, the green industry’s premiere diagnostic and research facility.

“The wealth of knowledge available from Davey’s diversified service offerings, technology, equipment resources, and research and development capability will undoubtedly benefit both the clients and arborists of Total Tree Care,” Clear said. “The six employees from Total Tree Care who will be joining us will also benefit from the Davey Company’s employee-ownership culture.”

Davey is the 15th largest employee-owned company in the United States. 

The Total Tree Care crews will join the Hamden, Connecticut, office, where Peter Tyrell serves as manager. Tyrell has more than 20 years of service with The Care of Trees and is a Certified Arborist® with the International Society of Arboriculture.

Jim Stief, executive vice president of U.S. residential operations, reiterated that Davey is committed to future growth – organically and through acquisitions.  “We will continue to focus on high-quality companies with customer demographics that are similar to our own, within markets where we want to grow density,” he said. “Our intent is always to pick up talented, safety-conscious employees intent on providing high level customer service.”

The Davey Tree Expert Company’s more than 8,600 employees provide tree care, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Davey has provided Proven Solutions for a Growing World since 1880 and has been employee-owned for 37 years. For more information, visit www.davey.com.


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